The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the week from April 25 to 28 in positive territory, its main index, the MASI, rising by 0.29% to 10,525.22 points (pts). The MASI.20, which reflects the price performance of the 20 most liquid companies, improved by 0.48 to 848.13 pts, while the MASI.ESG, an index of companies with the best ESG rating, such as as published by Moody’s ESG Solutions, gained 0.02% to 789.66 pts.
As for the MASI Mid and Small Cap, thematic index which calculates the price performance of small and medium-sized companies, it gained 1.96% to 865.46 pts. On the sector level, 10 indices closed in the green, against 13 down. The real estate sector posted the largest weekly gain (10.26%), ahead of transportation services (+6.23%) and REITs (+3.86%).
On the losing side, the leisure and hotel sector showed the largest decline (-4.91%), followed by those of the pharmaceutical industry (-4.2%) and agri-food/production (-2 ,13%). The overall volume of trade amounted to more than 187.65 million dirhams (MDH).
It was carried out mainly on the central market (equities). Attijariwafa Bank ranks first among the most active instruments of the week with a transaction volume of 28.43 MDH, ahead of Itissalat Al Maghrib (22.2 MDH) and BCP (17.57 MDH). Market capitalization stood at more than 546.15 billion dirhams (MMDH).
The best performances of the week were achieved by Douja Prom Addoha (+12.17% to 6.45 DH), Sanlam Morocco (+10.98% to 950 DH), TGCC SA (+10.54% to 137, 95 DH), Alliances (+8.4% to 64.5 DH) and Sodep-Marsa Morocco (+6.23% to 233.7 DH). The biggest drops were recorded by Afric Industries SA (-5.15% to 350 DH), Risma (-4.91% to 126 DH), Stokvis Nord Afrique (-4.73% to 10.67 DH), Sothema (-4.66% at 1,268 DH) and SMI (-4.41% at 1,300 DH).